Nowhatta

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Nowhatta
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Nowhatta is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Nowhatta
Nowhatta
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Nowhatta is located in India
Nowhatta
Nowhatta
Nowhatta (India)
Coordinates: 34°06′N 74°49′E / 34.10°N 74.81°E / 34.10; 74.81Coordinates: 34°06′N 74°49′E / 34.10°N 74.81°E / 34.10; 74.81
Country India
StateJammu and Kashmir
DistrictSrinagar
Government
 • TypeDemocratic
 • BodyGovernment of Jammu and Kashmir
Elevation
1,568 m (5,144 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialKashmiri (spoken), Urdu (written)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Nowhatta or Nohatta is a town of historical importance situated at a distance of 5 km from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. Nowhatta is famous because of Historical Mosque known as Jamma Masjid. Nowhatta area has eighteen sub-communities Mohalla. The place is also notable for high rate of stone pelting incidents in Kashmir. Each week after Friday prayers, people stage their protest against Indian rule which most of the times results in stone pelting incidents in the area.

History[edit]

Historically it has been the centre of various Islamic Universities during the period of Sultans. There are various shrines located in this area Ziyarat Naqshband Sahab Ziyarat Baha-ud-din Ganj Baksh Ziyarat Makdhoom Sahab Ziyarat Syed Hasari Sahab

Also located in the vicinity of this area is Martyrs Graveyard of 13 July 1931 martyrs, who fell to bullets of Dogra soldiers.[1]

Geography[edit]

Nowhata is located at 34°06′N 74°49′E / 34.10°N 74.81°E / 34.10; 74.81.[2] It has an average elevation of 1,568 metres (5,144 feet) above mean sea level.

The mountain, Hari Parbat, with historic significance is near and clearly visible form here.

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References[edit]

  • "Jammu & Kashmir: Peaceful demos crushed, 2 killed". The Muslim News. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2012.